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Hockey India still waiting for an apology: PHF

24 Jan 2017 | By Rishikesh Malkhede
Strained relations of India-Pakistan Hockey

Pakistan Hockey Federation's Shahbaz Ahmad said that Hockey India is still waiting for a written apology over the 2014 Champions Trophy incident.

He also said that former Hockey India chief and current International Hockey Federation President Narinder Batra repeatedly sought an apology from the PHF.

Shahbaz stated that PHF will not submit any apology, given the strained relations between the two countries.

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Shahbaz Ahmad also said, "We feel that our team was not allowed to take part in the World Junior Cup held in India last month only because of this issue. Pakistan hockey was punished for it."
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DetailsShahbaz: Apologized already, should close the matter

The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Ahmad said that PHF had expressed regrets on the incident and also written to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) about how their team was not given a chance to participate at the Junior Hockey World Cup.

He also said that the mater should be resolved soon as India would be hosting the World Cup next year.